Local Ceramist

Makiko - Montreal (Qc)

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When she was younger, Makiko studied design in Japan. She then stumbled across an ad for a pottery workshop while living in France and was completely sold. As luck would have it, she soon discovered that she had the natural passion and tenacity required for this delicate art.

A formation in film also complements this visually sensitive and unusual background. Her creations have both finesse and personality, and some of the pieces have glazes that continue to evolve with the passage of tea and time.

Her origins introduce that instinctive approach to ceramics as a noble art that is so omnipresent in Japan.

Teapot from Makiko | Vanille

The distinct finish on these elegant pieces is created using a clay powder in the glaze.

Cup from Makiko | Vanille

The distinct finish on these elegant pieces is created using a clay powder in the glaze.

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Cup from Makiko | Abysse

Quebec ceramist Makiko Nakamura Hicher works her cups to give them this irregular and ageing effect.